Sudan’s new FM discusses regional issues on Al Arabiya’s ‘Diplomatic Avenue’
Sunday, 27 September 2015
In this episode of Diplomatic Avenue, Sudan's new foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour discussed regional issues, including the flood of refugees to Europe and his country’s ties with Washington.
Ghandour said that Sudan has welcomed 60,000 Syrian refugees so far, and said that the bordering nation of South Sudan was heavily threatened by division.
Al Arabiya's Talal al-Haj also spoke to the U.N.’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, who revealed how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is using sexual slavery against its victims.
Zainab Bangura said that sexual violence is part of the group’s policy.
She added that it was difficult to know the exact number of victims who have been sexually abused by ISIS.
Diplomatic Avenue is beamed live every month from Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations. Presented by Talal al-Haj, the show features interviews with high-level diplomats and decision makers, with video reports focusing on recent diplomatic developments and pressing issues. The program casts a critical eye over the work of the U.N. and its agencies, not only on the political front, but also on the humanitarian, cultural and scientific levels. The show gives its audience an insight into what goes on within the halls and corridors of the U.N., with a special emphasis on issues that matter to the Arab and Islamic worlds.